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Weekly Photo Challenge: Best Intentions

 

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In the spirit of the “Weekly Photo Challenge”, I aim to take a photo when I see the new topic and accompanying suggestions. Because I live in the Southern hemisphere sometimes this isn’t possible eg Spring, Snow or Squirrel wouldn’t work for me but where I can, rather than lift my best archived photo I try to look at the topic through fresh eyes. Because the natural environment particularly interests me I look there first. Sometimes I’m disappointed with what I have to show but I figure that’s just part of accepting a challenge and hope I can do better next time.

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Experimental

I’ve taken over 90,000 shots with my camera but never used the, “Artistic” setting on it so all of these photos taken today were experimental.

Very simple with a “point and shoot” camera like mine, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80. The images are straight out of the camera, unprocessed apart from resizing.

Image with no artistic filter.

A selection of images using the, “Artistic” icon on the dial.

 

 

Wildlife Visitors: October

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Furry

Although it might seem from my posts that a Koala is always here that’s not so. I have no idea how extensive their range is, I’m sure that depends on the density of the Eucalypts they eat but they usually reappear here every few weeks.

Feathered

Flighty

Creepy, Crawly, Slippery, Slimy and Scary

Life on a Leaf

The area around our house just now looks as though miniature white confetti  has been tossed from the sky but it’s not confetti, it’s thousands of Lerps. I thought Lerps were little bugs that tasted sweet but they’re actually just the protective covers created by tiny insects called, “Psyllids”. Birds are having a feast in the trees but I’m not sure if it’s the Lerps or the Psyllids which are the treat..

I decided to investigate some leaves and was absolutely astonished when I saw my photos on the computer screen. Not even a magnifying glass had enabled me to see all the little creatures.

I am not an entomologist and would be delighted if someone could help me out with some insect IDs.

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So much life on a leaf.

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